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tool steel

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noun
  1. any of various high-carbon steels capable of being hardened and tempered to meet special requirements for machining, etc.
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Historical Examples

  • The highest grades of tool-steel are improved by being kept in stock for a considerable time, the longer the better.

    Inventors at Work

    George Iles

  • Presently his friend Derec came to see him in the tool-steel cell in which he had been placed.

    The Pirates of Ersatz

    Murray Leinster

  • They could grind up and swallow anything but tool-steel reinforced with diamond chips.

    Attention Saint Patrick

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins


British Dictionary definitions for tool steel

tool steel

noun
  1. any of various steels whose hardness and ability to retain a cutting edge make them suitable for use in tools for cutting wood and metal
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